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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What Do You Desire?

     Below is a commentary on specific Scriptures many of us in America are familiar with. It has been quoted to endorse God's giving us what we want. This unveiling of the Scripture is by a man who lived in the late 16-early 1700's,  and I felt it worthy to post here. When our hearts are in tuned with His, and we are letting Him make us One with Him, His desires become our desires.

The Treasury of David-Psalm 37:1-6
(specifically, vs. 4)

4" Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

There is an ascent in this third precept. He who was first bidden not to fret, was then commanded actively to trust, and now is told with holy desire to delight in God. "Delight thyself also in the Lord." Make Jehovah the joy and rejoicing of thy spirit. Bad men delight in carnal objects; do not envy them if they are allowed to take their fill in such vain idols; look thou to thy better delight, and fill thyself to the full with thy sublimer portion. In a certain sense imitate the wicked; they delight in their portion - take care to delight in yours, and so far from envying you will pity them. There is no room for fretting if we remember that God is ours, but there is every incentive to sacred enjoyment of the most elevated and ecstatic kind. Every name, attribute, word, or deed of Jehovah, should be delightful to us, and in meditating thereon our soul should be as glad as is the epicure who feeds delicately with a profound relish for his dainties. "And he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." A pleasant duty is here rewarded with another pleasure. Men who delight in God desire or ask for nothing but what will please God.; hence it is safe to give them carte blanche. Their will is subdued to God's will, and now they may have what they will. Our innermost desires are here meant, not our casual wishes; there are many things which nature might desire which grace would never permit us to ask for; these deep, prayerful, asking desires are those to which the promise is made.


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